Comm Box: Olympics not yet hampered by Covid despite Japan having record cases

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 11:07AM
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Comm Box: Olympics not yet hampered by Covid despite Japan having record cases

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 11:07AM

The threat of Covid-19 isn't hampering the excitement at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Japanese capital is dealing with record-high case numbers since the start of the Games, and they're now surging in other parts of Japan as well.

But there have only been about 250 cases among athletes and officials accredited with the Games.

Guy Heveldt – who is in Tokyo for the Olympics – said measures to protect the Games bubble seem to be working so far.

“There hasn't been an outbreak, so that has been deemed a success, and the sport has been as good as it's probably ever been. It's been phenomenal.”

The V8 Supercars event in Pukekohe was cancelled and the first Bledisloe Cup test between the All Blacks and Australia is set to take place this weekend.

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